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There's always the rolling release route, which I have been happily running for 4+ years without any issues.



Same here (Arch), but I just wanted to point out that Ubuntu has PPAs for almost every piece of software out there. Including new versions of Mono, Monodevelop and F#.


There isn't any middle ground though. I want most of my software to be stable with a few packages of the same version. Windows does this scenario. Also I have trust issues (after mint who should blame me), is there any rolling release that is backed by a company?


Disclaimer: I work at SUSE.

OpenSUSE Tumbleweed is rolling-release and we use all of the same (free software) QA and build systems we use for OpenSUSE Leap and SLE to build and test it. Not to mention that SUSE essentially mirrors packages between OpenSUSE Leap and SLE (our enterprise distribution).

I've been told by some of the people working on Tumbleweee that there's been a lot of people switching from Arch to OpenSUSE Tumbleweed because the packages are released much faster (which appears to be the case from my usage of Arch and TW). But if you're looking at having minimalist installs, there's still some work left to do (minimal "server" installs are still a bit too bloated, and --no-recommends isn't the default).

But yes, there is a rolling-release distribution backed by a company.


There's SuSE rolling, but I can also attest to Arch being super stable.




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